Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 10, 2020

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Fireweed Farm & School, in Brentwood Bay, BC, is accepting applications for their 2020 Herbal Apprenticeship Program!


Your guides
The Fireweed School Herbal Apprenticeship Program was created by Jessy Delleman in 2015. Jessy has been offering the program for the past consecutive five years, and each year the program evolves as its teachings become more deeply infused and guided by the wisdom of the medicine plants. Jessy has been working full time with the plants as a herbalist and herb grower since 2008, and dabbling in their magic long before that. Her passion is the reception of direct knowledge of a plants medicine through the nature given senses, and facilitating that means of knowing for her students.

The Apprenticeship is supported by assistant instructor Harmony Pillon who has been an intrinsic part of Fireweed since the first year the farm opened. Harmony has attended each apprenticeship year since the program’s conception, and offers a wealth of unique experiential knowledge that ties together many modalities and traditions.  She enjoys steeping herself fully in the wisdom of the plants though plant meditations, botanical drawing, and the study of medical astrology.

Classes take place at Fireweed Farm & School in Brentwood Bay BC, with additional field trips to natural areas for plant walks and wildcrafting.

Program fees
$2400 (includes all course books and materials, including herbs and medicine making supplies). A tuition deposit of $300 is required with your application. The remaining tuition can be paid in full on the first day of class, or paid in 4 instalments throughout the course.

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Class Dates
Classes take place one weekend (Saturday & Sunday) per month from the end of March until mid-October, for a total of nine weekend intensives (or 18 full class days). Note that there are two intensives in July. Each class day is held from 9am-4pm. Attendance is expected for all classes.

The class dates for 2020 are:
March 28th & 29th
April 25th & 26th
May 23rd & 24th
June 13th & 14th
July 4th & 5th
July 25th & 26th
August 22nd & 23rd
September 19th & 20th
October 17th & 18th

Learning objectives
As a student of the program you have a natural curiosity; a willingness and desire to not only root deeply in the experiential knowledge and legacy of plant medicine, gaining tools for a lifetime of study, but to also root deeply into your own personal healing journey with the plants. Through the program you will learn how to utilize plant medicines for healing on the levels of mind, body, and spirit.

More Details

Read more about the apprenticeship here: https://www.fireweedschool.com/apprenticeship

Apply here: https://www.fireweedschool.com/2020-fireweed-herbal-apprenticeship-application

Also check out the internships at their sister business in the Comox Valley, Ravensong Seeds!

When applying, please indicate that you saw this posting at Youngagrarians.org.

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